Having a Blast

Songfacts®:

  • One of the lesser-known tracks from Green Day's major label debut album Dookie, this is a very personal song for lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, who was expressing his anxieties and depressive state on this track. He calls it "a song about wanting to blow yourself up because you're going through some kind of torment."

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